COSROCS Regular Events (Rocktivities)
• Sport Launch - We launch by invitation of the land owner at
"Long View Ranch" in Peyton, CO, typically on the second Saturday of the month.
These launches are free and open to the public. FAR 101.22 rules apply - max 1500g
liftoff weight, 125g propellant weight.
Please Note: Each Peyton launch is individually and explicitly announced;
be sure to check this web site's Home Page or the COSROCS Discussion Group for an announcement before proceeding to the launch site.
• Sport Launch - We launch on the 4th
Saturday of the month, year round, 9:00AM to 1:00PM at the Challenger
Middle School. This event is free and open to the public
- all rocketeers welcome!
• We meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30PM to 8:00PM
at the HobbyTown USA North Store.
Schedules for other
Colorado clubs are provided as a courtesy. Please check their
web sites for any last minute changes.
Directions to the
COSROCS Challenger launch site
Click here for a Google map to Challenger
Challenger Middle School is located in the
NW side of Colorado Springs a little east of the Briargate Parkway
exit (#151) off of I-25. The address is 10215 Lexington Drive.
From Briargate Parkway or Research Parkway
take Chapel Hills Drive north. Chapel Hills Drive will curve around
to the east at which point you will take a left onto Lexington.
The school is on the right at Gettysburg Road.
Check out the photos pages to get an idea
of space limitations: track, tennis, and ball fields. We
follow the Small Model Rocket guidelines for Challenger - 16oz
total liftoff weight and 114g total on-board propellant.
to the Peyton Launch site
here for a Google map to Long View Ranch.
Travel east on Highway 24 to the town of
Peyton. Turn left (north) at the small grocery store, and travel
2.5 miles to Sweet Road. Turn right (east) on Sweet Road, and travel
2.5 miles to the Preble Ranch entrance. The address is 21410; look
for a green ranch gate on the left with an airplane propeller suspended
This area is only open when COSROCS is having a Launch. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
to the COSROCS meeting site
HobbyTown USA North Store is at 7870 N Academy Blvd, just west of Chapel Hills Mall.
Go here for a Google Maps link to the store.
to the SCORE launch site
First and third Saturday of each month. The
S.C.O.R.E launch field offers a very large and well equipped area
that allows for safe launches of the largest rockets even during
the dry season. There is a vast open area for recovery, so whether
your rocket is big or small you shouldn’t have a problem
The SCORE site has the ability to launch
HIGH POWER Rockets, with the F.A.A. waiver to fly HIGH POWER
Rockets and Model Rockets to 8000 Feet, weather permitting.
No charge for flying Model Rockets. There will be $5.00 charge
for use of the high power launch site for non-SCORE members.
Hudson Ranch is located 9.5 miles west
from the Walmart (at Pueblo Blvd.& Hwy.78) on Beulah Hwy.
It is located on the right side coming from Pueblo.
Directions to the C.R.A.S.H. launch site
First Sunday and third Saturday each month.
CRASH has a new launch site in Ft. Lupton, CO. Please check their website for directions.
Directions to the Hartsel
Tripoli Colorado Launch Site
Variable dates, check the calendar on the
web site. Start in Colorado Springs at I-25 and Highway 24 and
head west. Pass through Woodland Park and pass through Divide.
Go over Wilkerson Pass. As you come down the pass and reach the
flat, look to your left and you will see a sign that reads "Chaparral
Park General Store". Turn left (road #23). Turn right at
"T" (road #59). The paved road is now dirt. Pass the
Chaparral Park General Store (on the right). Pass the junkyard
and ranch house (on the right). Pass the abandoned house (on the
right). You are almost there. Pass the Gravel Pit. The entrance
is a gate on the right. Get out, open it up, drive through and
re-close the gate. You should see people out setting up and preparing
to launch Rockets. Pick the trail that leads out to the launch
site and follow it.
This area is only open when Tripoli Colorado is having a Launch.
ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
Click here for a Google Maps link to the Tripoli
Colorado Hartsel site.